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Discharge Of Untreated Effluents Leads To Water Contamination
Source :   The Hindu City :  Erode Published Date :   21-08-2010  

The groundwater in a number of parts in Erode district is contaminated heavily due to indiscriminate discharge of untreated effluents by the textile and leather processing units.

A majority of the residents in the district depend on the groundwater as the local bodies are not able to meet the demand. The increasing levels of pollution in the groundwater pose serious threat to the health of thousands of people. The Cauvery Nagar in Erode is one of the most affected places in the district with high levels of pollution in groundwater......

Take Steps To Provide Drinking Water To Refugees At Pampar
Source :   The Hindu City :  Krishnagiri Published Date :   21-08-2010  

Collector V. Arun Roy has instructed officials to take immediate steps to provide protected drinking water to the refugees at the Pampar camp within a month. The Collector also heard the grievances of the refugees and inspected a well near the camp during his recent visit.

The people at the camp said that they were finding it very difficult to get protected drinking water for a long time. A bore well dug up to 700 feet depth had gone waste......

Rs 2,000 Cr Sought For Kolkata Water Supply
Source :   Business Line City :  Kolkata Published Date :   12-08-2010  

The Railway Minister, Ms Mamata Banerjee, has sought Rs 2,000 crore from the Centre to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation KMC to provide 24-hour water supply in the city, said the Mayor, Mr Sovan Chatterjee.

Addressing members of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce here on Tuesday, the Mayor said there was a move to set up a hospital at Bagha Jatin area in the southern part of the city in collaboration with Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore......

Chennai Gets A New Source Of Drinking Water
Source :   Business Line City :  Chennai Published Date :   12-08-2010  

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr M. Karunanidhi is to formally launch the 100 million litres a day MLD desalination plant tomorrow. This is a landmark development for Chennai as it is the first to get a desalination plant on this scale through a public-private partnership mode.

This will mark the start of a new source of supply of drinking water, the sea, for Chennai residents. The Rs 600-crore facility, Chennai Water Desalination Ltd, will draw over 240 MLD of sea water and process it to supply 100 MLD of potable water using reverse osmosis technology......

Five Water Supply Schemes Cleared
Source :   The Hindu City :  Coimbatore Published Date :   12-08-2010  

Five combined water supply schemes and one supply improvement scheme, totally estimated to cost around Rs. 1,712 crore, have been cleared by the State government. The schemes cover Madurai, Coimbatore, Nagapattinam, Virudhunagar, Sivaganga and Tirupur districts. Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has ordered that the schemes be given administrative sanction, according to an official statement.

In terms of project cost, the water supply scheme for Madurai district and parts of Sivaganga district is the highest: Rs. 784 crore. Under the project, Melur, Avaniyapuram and Tirumangalam municipalities, A. Vellalapatti, Vilangudi, Paravai, Thirunagar, Alanganallur and Palamedu town panchayats and 1,430 habitations in eight panchayat unions, all located in Madurai district, and Singanampuneri of Sivaganga district will benefit......

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